So then after the drama some of the company's in-goings got leaked. Our friend Krenz Cushart used to also be part of the writing team, or at least was part of the storyboard crew, assuming the role of the overall creative director. (Similar to Lowlight's position in Arknights)
However, he was forcibly demoted to just the art director after the main company (Chengdu Electronics) board member decided to forcibly helicopter his own daughter in as the Executive Producer. Aside from overseeing the operations of Siva Studios as a whole, she also handled the game's official weibo account.
She then used this platform to insult Punishing Gray Raven's disaster launch, as well as dismissing Girls Frontline's story as juvenile and self masturbatory. Needless to say, the result of X2's story was her doing, and the original story was not anywhere like the final product.
- Originally there was no isekai, the MC was turned into a slime by accident and the first couple chapters were the three friends finding a way to turn him back.
- Kanahana's character is still obsessed with Rean, but never neglects or abuses the MC in the way that's portrayed in the final product.
- In the original script, himecut was the MC's designated love interest and always stood by his side no matter what happened. For some reason she was rewritten into the abomination mentioned before.
After all this had came out, the stock prices of the main company dropped by a whooping 20% and has stayed that way since. The devs did a pre-recorded """apology stream""" where the board member's daughter/Creative Director, did a very begrudging apology and saying that she'll retire fro storyboarding, yet she still retains her original position in the company.
Unlike Punishing Gray Raven's apology stream, this was received quite poorly since it had less than 10% of the heart the PGR devs did, and reeked of nothing but corporate language.
The game unreleased went right back to beta, but there's still more